Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Review #1,712: Luv "In The Trap"

Reviewed on 4.25.2017 (Review #1,712)

Time for more reviewz, as I’m in tha middle of a change of life, here, with my accident and err-thang… Thanx to Way 3000, I am now hearing of Luv, whose full stage name iz Duke Luv. This his CD from last year, In The Trap, released on Str8 Drop Entertainment! Duke’s also tha founder of Str8 Drop Entertainment, as well… Start Time: 6:20 PM | End Time: 7:04 PM

Disclaimer: I rate each song from 1.0 – 5.0; each rating iz my own opinion! I only please myself wit my ratings! I don’t care how lyrical you are, as long as it’s jammin’ enough for me to like it! I look for beats, then vocals, and then lyrics. To determine my favorites, I will differ tha 4.0 ratings. If a song gets at least a 4.0 rating from me, I love it already. If at least a 4.6 rating, I pretty much really love it, as it’s considered mindblowin’ when I hear it! Any song can earn up to a maximum of a 5.0 rating. Anything I type before “ >>> “ iz what I’m sayin’ before I listen to tha song; anything after I type “ >>> “ iz what I think of tha song while I’m listening to it. If you sound like anything too mainstream for me, have auto-tune in your vocals, or talk about nothin’ but money and hoes (which I consider ‘typical’ topics), I’m not buyin’ it!

© 2017 CD Review (Review #1,712) reviewed on 4.25.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. “In The Trap”
Startin’ off a CD with one of my favorite co-workers’ birthdayz on tha length! Can’t imagine how to first-hear you wit 3:07 on tha length! >>> Sounds dope wit this beat! “Kane on tha track?” Did I hear right? Sounds like a dope hook; definitely official, here! Luvin’ tha screwed voice ta go wit your regular voice! Likin’ tha “All Hustle, No Luck” reference (Lantana), too… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you official wit it, here; good shit… I like your grind, here; definitely a great startin’ song and first-time hearin’ you… And, tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice, too; good shit! My Rating: 4.4

02. “Apply Pressure” feat. Dougie Jay & Tim Teezy
>>> I’ono if I’m feelin’ this; not diggin’ tha voice on tha hook… Tha beat ain’t too bad, here; at least it’s a normal, Baton Rouge sound… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it ain’t bad, here… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse from this unknown rapper and he sounds focused; good shit… And, we have a long beat outro, here, over a minute long… Finally, we get a producer ID: Big Wayne!! My Rating: 3.4

03. “No Giving Up” feat. Money Bagz & Dougie Jay
>>> Sounds like a hot beat, here; definitely nice! Hearin’ tha hook and tha singing’s betta, here; definitely feelin’ this Baton Rouge vibe! Hearin’ tha 1st verse from you and you holdin’ shit down! Gotta “not [give] a fuck,” ya dig? Hearin’ Mr. $$$ on tha 2nd verse, here, consistently spittin’ dat quality, Baton Rouge music, here! Facts to tha fullest at all times! Neva failin’!! I like how tha beat slammed at tha end, almost like a double sound! My Rating: 4.3

04. “Blessin’” feat. Scotty Cain & Tim Teezy
>>> Guss made this beat! Dope beat; nice hook, here… As far as tha 1st verse goes, listen to this: consistency at its finest! Feelin’ tha fast rhymes! If these rhymes were slower, I’d prolly not like ‘em… I’d prolly pick out some mainstream lyrics but it’s rapped fast to where there’s a lot to absorb! Tha 2nd verse sounds gay wit this voice effect; no need for feedback! Fuck these lyrics, too! Keepin’ it movin’ wit you on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ nice wit your buildin’ status, here… My Rating: 3.5

05. “How Dat Go” feat. ATC Cake & Harley Ken
Looks anticipatin’, here! >>> Sounded like I heard “Joe On The Track?” Either way, definitely dope Baton Rouge shit, here! Definitely feelin’ tha hook; all hyped-up, here! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice; great, consistent shit, here! Gotta luv when err-body be keepin’ it gangsta, ya dig? Dope debut fa ATC! Here you are on tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice; props fa keepin’ it consistent! Time fa tha Harley!! Hearin’ Harley Ken on tha 3rd verse and he soundin’ dope, here; good shit! An example of someone who filters tha bitches out! My Rating: 4.5

06. “Need Love” feat. Dougie Jay
I’ont think this gon be good enough fa me… >>> A lil’ slower and it ain’t just a singin’ hook, but a singin’ 1st verse! I’ll just let it pass on by and see what else iz good… A decent hook; let’s see what’s good wit you on tha 2nd verse, here… Hearin’ you on tha 2nd verse and it’s aight…; nothin’ really fa me ta say… And, tha singin’ continues, here…; I’m bored… My Rating: 2.3

½time: Was pretty nice till tha “Need Love” track hurt tha CD rating… Either way, it may only be a 3.7-rated CD, at tha moment, but I’m definitely feelin’ tha original production and tha lineups you have on tha tracks! Definitely an excellent 1st time hearin’ you; good shit!

07. “Str8 Drop Everything” feat. Tim Teezy
Damn, y’all forgot tha “Y” in “Everything” on tha back cover… >>> Ooh @ this beat intro!! Definitely 100% pure with La’Keith on tha track!! Tha hook’s pretty dope; definitely feelin’ tha screwed voice hook, again! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice; good shit… Keepin’ it movin’ wit TT on tha 2nd verse, here, doin’ his thang… Prolly tha best beat on here but, surprisingly, I’m feelin’ a few otha songs betta… My Rating: 4.4

08. “Win”
A solo track, here… >>> Ooh, we got Haney on tha track! Anotha nice beat, here, wit you winnin’ on this hook; dope! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and you keepin’ your grind movin’…; nice… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, and it’s not bad; you keepin’ it movin’… My Rating: 4.2

09. “Cashout” feat. Tyrico
>>> Only 2:14 on tha length and a dope beat start, here! Definitely feelin’ tha energy, here, wit this Tyrico dude on tha hook… Tha 1st verse’s pretty nice, here; definitely dope from Tyrico! And, you on tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ nice ta hear; good shit! My Rating: 4.2

10. “Let Me Through” feat. Lady B
>>> Sounds like a nice start wit Big Wayne doin’ this track, here; definitely dope! Hearin’ tha hook and tha both of y’all doin’ a nice job, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse from you and you just holdin’ these undaground streetz down! What else? It’s all about tha undaground!! And, we got Lady B on tha 2nd verse, here, helpin’ you out…; good collab… My Rating: 4.1

11. “Take A Ride” feat. Tim Teezy
>>> Sounds like a smooth, dope beat, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s definitely nice! This makes me “wanna take a ride witchu,” ya kno what I’m sayin’? Like, a great Baton Rouge tour or somethin’, kinda like what Way 3000 gave me, ya dig? Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice from you, here… Tim Teezy on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit dat good shit fa tha streetz, ya dig? My Rating: 4.2

12. “Put It In They Life” feat. Sweet Jones
>>> Time fa more Big Wayne heat, here, ya dig? Definitely dope beat, here! Gotta love tha sounds! Tha hook’s pretty nice, here; gotta keep it movin’! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you got shit on lock, here; definitely dope! Now, we got Sweet Jones on tha 2nd verse, here… I’ono if he should name himself “Sweet Jones” ‘cause that was Pimp C’s nickname… I have to say, a younger, slower version of Level, here? That’s what it sounds like… It’s like if Level spit mainstream bullshit, in a way… Either way, gotta luv tha last line: “225 all ova my stomach, bitch!” My Rating: 4.3

13. “Work” feat. Mista Cain & Tim Teezy
>>> Couldn’t detect tha producer, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s too simple… Ugh! Actually, it gets me jealous ‘cause technically, at my job, I’m like tha Boosie/Gates and “all I do iz work!” Still, I don’t get treated right, tho… But yeah, fuck tha hook, lol! Hearin’ Mista on tha 1st verse and he has, almost like a near-Kevin-Gates-soundin’ voice, as far as how deep it’s goin’, on this verse… Still, nice; I can fuck wit it betta than tha hook… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and I almost thought it was Young Buck fa a second, lol… Lots of references I’m makin’, here… Still, not bad wit this verse… And, endin’ it witchu on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ nice ta hear… “28 x 5 + 9, 9x,” huh? Well, that’s 140 + 81 = 221? That’s what I got… Almost thought it was gon be 225 or somethin’… Either way, definitely a nice verse! Even tho tha hook a guilty pleasure, I’ll give it a betta rating than I thought I’d give it… My Rating: 4.3

Overall: I thought this was great, ya dig? I believe this iz your 2nd CD; I don’t have your 1st one, Str8 Drop, tho… I’m not sure where I can cop that at… Either way, definitely nice wit all these producers and tha features you have on your CD! Good shit! Keep up tha great work! I see you ain’t log into yo Twitter since last year? Gotta keep yourself alive! Don’t give up! Shout out to err-body on this project!


13.       “Need Love” feat. Dougie Jay 2.3
12.       “Apply Pressure” feat. Dougie Jay & Tim Teezy 3.4
11.        “Blessin’” feat. Scotty Cain & Tim Teezy 3.5
10.       “Let Me Through” feat. Lady B 4.1
09.       “Cashout” feat. Tyrico 4.2
08.       “Win” 4.2
07.       “Take A Ride” feat. Tim Teezy 4.2
06.       “Put It In They Life” feat. Sweet Jones 4.3
05.       “Work” feat. Mista Cain & Tim Teezy 4.3
04.       “No Giving Up” feat. Money Bagz & Dougie Jay 4.3
03.   “Str8 Drop Everything” feat. Tim Teezy 4.4
02.   “In The Trap” 4.4
01.   “How Dat Go” feat. ATC Cake & Harley Ken 4.5

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      52.1
Total Songs:                      / 13
Average CD Rating: 4.0

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